What Is Exposure Therapy?

What Is Exposure Therapy?

Exposure therapy is a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy that is used to treat specific anxieties or phobias. It involves exposing yourself to what you are fearful of with the hopes of eventually retraining your brain to be less afraid. It is much deeper than just getting used to the fear - exposure therapy retrains your brain to stop sending the fear signal when there is not any real danger. Most people understand that their anxieties and phobias are irrational and exaggerated, but this does not necessary reduce the fear response. What ends up happening is the person will avoid the fear, which can end up strengthening it.

Responsible Habits

Responsible Habits

Most people want to be responsible so their friends and family can count on them. Being responsible means that you can be trusted to make the right decisions and act appropriately without supervision. When you become accountable for your actions and behaviors, you begin to develop a positive reputation. Being trusted by loved ones will make you feel more capable, which in turn will lead to higher self-esteem and self-worth.

5 Signs Your Teen Is Too Stressed Out

5 Signs Your Teen Is Too Stressed Out

Stress is relative. Sure, your teen may not have the responsibilities of a normal adult. However, the issues they deal with can be extremely stressful. In fact, the schedules of most teenagers are more packed than some adults!

When To Take A Mental Health Day

When To Take A Mental Health Day

Everyone feels mentally overwhelmed at times - it’s normal. But when does it become a problem? Here’s some circumstances that may require a mental health day.

What Causes Road Rage?

What Causes Road Rage?

Nearly 80% of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. It begs the question - what’s causing all the anger and is there something deeper going on than just road rage?

What Is A Sex Addiction?

What Is A Sex Addiction?

As with any addiction, a sex addiction is referred to a proposed diagnosis for people who have an excessive amount of sex and feel distress as a result. The key is that it has to be in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way in order to be categorized as an addiction.

Coping With The Loss of a Loved One To Mesothelioma

Coping With The Loss of a Loved One To Mesothelioma

The death of a loved one creates many changes for surviving family members. These range from changes in household routines to changes in priorities or future plans. Getting used to new life situations may take months or years. In this article, we share some suggestions on how best to cope with your grief.

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

A midlife crisis occurs in middle-aged adults (typically 45-64 years old) when they are going through transitions regarding their identify and self-confidence. It is described in psychology as a crisis, which is generally brought on by things that are highlighted a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings of life accomplishments. Midlife crises can bring about feelings of depression, remorsefulness, anxiety, and the desire to be young again. This desire to feel young again tends to bring about life changes, such as purchasing a sports car.

5 Ways to Bounce Back if You Get Fired

5 Ways to Bounce Back if You Get Fired

Getting fired isn’t an easy thing to deal with. Losing a job can feel like a personal failure. If you feel like you’re struggling to deal with the transition, try these suggestions to help you get back on track.

Domestic Violence Explained

Domestic Violence Explained

Domestic violence is defined as: violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Also known as intimate partner violence, it is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another. These behaviors include physical harm, fear tactics, isolation, and/or forcing their partner to do things they do not want to do. Behaviors are any type of violence, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, and/or economic deprivation. Most times, you will see combinations of different types of abuse happening in a relationship.